A lot of good horses have been tortured by bad names. It seems especially with Minis and Shetlands, they get stuck with names like Fluffy, Sprinkles, or a combo name that is too painful for words. (Sprinkles Mc. Fluffypants, for example.) I've never renamed any of my horses in respect for the name being apart of who they are, but I have a feeling that any horse with a ridiculous name would thank me if they knew what it meant. I never call my horses by their names, anyway, but that's a whole 'nother thread's worth of musings.